After suffering heartbreak in Game 1, when, on a very big day for the Kentucky baseball team, who is seeking both an SEC tournament title and a No. 1 seed in the NCAAs, calamity struck in the top of the ninth inning.
Clinging to a 1-0 lead, Coach John Cohen left the starter, Tommy Warner, in the game instead of going with relief. Warner promptly surrendered two runs, part of a four-run ninth for the Gamecocks.
Collin Cowgill put the Cats back in it with a solo shot in the bottom of the frame, and the Cats loaded the bases with one out. But Billy Grace, the DH, struck out and Ryan Wilkes flied out, ending the game.
But upets were the name of the game on Wednesday, as every higher seeded team lost. Such is life in the rough and tumble SEC, eh?
The Bat Cats now try and regroup by taking on 3rd seeded Georgia, a loser to Vandy yesterday.
Stats and game coverage avaialble here: Cats try to bounce back vs. Bulldogs